Lakers Trade Speculation: 5 Trades L.A. Lakers Could Make to Move Pau Gasol

It's going to be a long summer for Pau Gasol as the trade winds continue to swirl around him, and there is no doubt the Los Angeles Lakers will continue to explore deals centered around the Spaniard.

This is a franchise that has shown a previous willingness to part with Gasol, and as the team's only real trade asset moving forward, it wouldn't be surprising whatsoever to see him dealt before the 2012-13 season begins.

A number of teams will likely express interest in the 7-footer if he's made available, and the Lakers need to find a way to keep Kobe Bryant's title window open while making significant improvements to the roster.

The Lakers' lack of of depth was routinely exposed last season, and this is a club that has to focus on improving both its youth and athleticism.

Here are five potential trades centered around Gasol that Los Angeles could explore in the offseason

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